THE TWELVE DAYS OF FISHMAS

 

(An AnglerŐs Carol)

 

For the twelve days of Fishmas my true love gave to me:

 

Twelve drumfish drumming

 

Eleven stripers eeling

 

Ten kings a leaping

 

Nine oysters setting

 

Eight trout a milting

 

Seven shad migrating

 

Six salmon spawning

 

Five dor-a-do

 

Four arctic char

 

Three tautog

 

Two cuttlefish

 

And a clam bed in the wind's lee

 

© Paul Greenberg, 2012, author of Four Fish